CFP: [Theatre] Edwin Forrest Panel at ALA (5/2009)

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Laura L. Mielke
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A Panel for the Annual Conference of the American Literature Association
Boston, May 21-24, 2009

“The Age of Forrest” - This proposed panel will consider the impact of star
Edwin Forrest (1806-1872) on theatrical, oratorical, and literary culture
from the 1820s through the early 1870s. Papers on his performance of
masculinity, relationship with playwrights, and role in a highly publicized
divorce trial are particularly welcome.

Please send a one-page abstract and brief c.v. in MS Word by 9 January 2009

Thank you,

Laura L. Mielke
Assistant Professor, English
University of Kansas

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